II-"Girl Toilers' Work and Wages" - Catherine King - New York Evening World

II-"Girl Toilers' Work and Wages" - Catherine King - New York Evening World

Catherine King's Second Trial for a Place Was a Big Restaurant; Adjured Not to Loaf; She Learns How to Fill Mustard Pots and to Balance Big Tray of Dishes

by: Catherine King | publication date: July 27, 1898 | Publication: New York Evening World |

"Clearly I was not intended for a shop girl. One day's experience had proved this. I turned my attention in other directions. 'Why not become a waitress?' said I to myself. So I resolved to try to secure a position in some downtown restaurant. . ."

"The first chapter of an Evening World newspaper woman's experiences in investigating the work and wages of New York's girl toilers was printed yesterday. It told of Catherine King's adventures as an employee of a great department store. Today Miss King relates how she tried to become a waitress."

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